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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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64 Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Biomedical and Ophthalmic Optics Berlin-based Humedics GmbH has specialised in the fast and precise measurement of liver function by analysing the air exhaled by patients. The test can be performed directly at the bedside and provides physicians with accurate information for therapeutic decisions on diseases involving liver insufficiency. It can thus contribute to an improvement of the treatment result. The technology has already been used with thousands of patients and was awarded with the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Prize in 2014. www.humedics.eu Another globally active group with its headquarters in Berlin is W.O.M. World Of Medicine GmbH. It offers a broad portfolio of minimally invasive medical products. In minimally invasive medical interventions, surgical teams insert cameras and special surgical instruments into the body through small incisions. For surgeons to operate on the abdomen, knee, or shoulder laparoscopically, good camera images and the right light are necessary. The optics experts at W.O.M. have therefore developed the light sources, primarily on an LED basis, for integration into the camera systems. Together, the two ensure natural colours and optimal resolution on the OR monitors. www.wom.group/en GETEMED Medizin- und Informationstechnik AG specialises in cardiological functional diagnostics as well as in outpatient monitoring and telemonitoring of vital signs in high-risk patients. Medipan GmbH offers radio-immunoassays for thyroid gland examinations and tests for the measurement of auto-antibodies for type-I diabetes. Immunofluorescence can also be used to detect autoimmune diseases. Fluorescence markers allow rapid measurement of DNA damage and repair processes. Adlershof-based MGB Endoskopische Geräte GmbH specialises in the development of high-quality endoscopes. From suitable light sources to cameras, the company supplies systems for many types of medical applications. www.mgb-berlin.de Scopis GmbH also provides support for surgical interventions. The Berlin company develops and markets laser-based, endoscopic navigation and measurement systems for minimally invasive surgery. With the help of holographic navigation, the location of instruments can be depicted even without being directly seen by the surgeon. Scopis systems work with augmented reality, which enables the preoperative mapping of anatomical structures and their intraoperative insertion directly into the endoscopic image. Fiagon GmbH is also developing new concepts for computer-assisted surgery, including electromagnetic navigation. This allows surgical instruments to be tracked directly at the tip. www.navigation.scopis.com www.fiagon.de/ous/ Xion GmbH offers complete endoscopy systems for every kind of minimally invasive surgery including endoscopes, cameras, and illumination systems as well as software for analysis, processing, and archiving. Karlheinz Gutsche GmbH also produces micro-optical components for endoscopes. www.xion-medical.com/en www.gutsche-feinoptik.de/en www.getemed.net/en www.medipan.de/en Biosensor implant encapsulated in silicone © IHP – Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics

Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Biomedical and Ophthalmic Optics 65 IOM Innovative Optische Messtechnik GmbH, also based in Berlin, deals with analysis technology for fluorescence spectroscopy and tissue diagnostics. For example, it offers fibre-optic fluorescence spectrometers with nanosecond time resolution. IOM technology can also be used for highly selective metabolic analysis in tissue and cell cultures. Nano Bio Analytics specialises in optical spectrographs, process Raman systems, and microparticle sensor systems. NIRx Medizintechnik GmbH is a specialist for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIR). The company’s equipment enables tomographic imaging in highly scattering media such as the brain and opens up new possibilities for neuroimaging. www.nirx.net www.iom-berlin.de/html/eng/index_e.htm www.nanobioanalytics.com The dental microscopes from dentaZOOM GmbH combine high magnification with excellent illumination in the smallest of spaces. The Potsdam-based start-up Colibri Photonics develops and manufactures optical sensor systems for oxygen measurement. These can create a three-dimensional image of the oxygen distribution, which can be precisely controlled during the growth process and adapted to the different needs of individual cell types with suitable control mechanisms. ASKANIA Mikroskop Technik Rathenow GmbH offers a wide range of microscopes. Its employees develop, design, and build special light microscopic solutions for measuring instruments used in quality assurance processes for industry and research. www.colibri-photonics.com www.askania.de/en/ www.dentazoom.com Major research institutions for the medicine of the future Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces in the Fraunhofer Group for Life Sciences: the Fraunhofer Institutes for Biomedical Engineering IBMT, Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI (located in Golm), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Marine Biotechnology and Cell Technology EMB. The network works on a wide range of medical issues, including biohybrid test systems with specific sensors for optical and acoustic imaging systems. Ingenieurbüro Dr. Türck provides services in the field of optics development and data analysis, from the initial concept phase to calculations and design to tolerance analyses and preparation for production. This also includes optical measuring methods for medicine, such as the development of a new point-of-care measuring devices for medical diagnostics. A model-based design approach reduces the susceptibility to errors and significantly increases the development speed from concept to finished product. www.lifesciences.fraunhofer.de/en.html www.tuerck-ing.de/en

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